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Announcing our new sister site SynagogueScribes | CemeteryScribes | Page 10

Announcing our new sister site SynagogueScribes

The Cemeteryscribes website, (previously www.Genpals.com Cemetery Project) has now been running for three years and, from the number of hits and the regular flow of comments and contributions we continue to receive, we believe you have found it useful. We…

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Tales from Chatham Jewish Cemetery

There would appear to have been a couple of unusual burials at Chatham and, in one case, perhaps no burial at all. In the middle of Jun 1786 Mr Levi Israel a silversmith in Chatham, and lease holder of the…

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The First Jewish Cremation in Britain – 1888

We have many entries on the CemeteryScribes database for individuals who were famous for their charity and good deeds , their professional and financial achievements, or their contributions to the Arts and Sciences, but this is the story of a…

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Tombstone Symbols – Cohen Hands

This is the first of a series of blogs we want to run on the various tombstone symbols we have seen so far. Here are some examples of ‘Cohen Hands’ the priestly blessing. This symbol indicates that the person buried…

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Stonemasons and Monumental Masons

A recent message on one of the forums reminded that for, some time, I had been mulling over a piece about Stonemasons.  Who and where were they? What were the particular skills of their craft? Was this a trade (or…

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Never leaving a stone unturned!

Half-a-day for the photography – then comes the real work….. It’s just over 4 months since we visited The Balls Pond Road Cemetery and we’ve been working flat out on processing the photos ever since. So why do we still…